Once upon a time – not so long ago -- English was not our mother tongue. Nor was English, at that time, an Islamic language. English, as a matter of fact, was home to Christianity. As a result, when words ...
Letter by Dr. Firdaus – Sent: 02 July 2010
Letter by Dr. Firdaus - Sent: 12 Dec 2007
In this season of Hajj, Eidul Adha, Hanuka, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Divali and every other human hankering and striving that has behind it either a tinge of divine mandate or an element of human good, our message is peace.
“Here is a peek at that most astonishing of all partnerships – the one between God and Man, as they used to say – that provides as spectacular a definition of Islam as anyone would wish to have:
Allah has created ...
"Here is what the Qur’an says. And it says it clearly and in multiple places.
God Almighty created human beings to serve him – to do his bidding: day and night; twenty-four seven, as they say. And he provided them with ...
What most people forget is that no part of this life, and nothing whatsoever that they have in this life, is theirs to begin with. Someone gave it all to them. God Almighty: that is who gave it to them. ...
Since it is the love and lure of false gods that are the root cause of individual and collective human misery and tragedy in the world, the solution is to change the world by changing the human condition, based on ...
Did we ever take a few seconds to think about God’s Big Mercies on us?
And the Small Ones as well?
Did we ever catalog or inventory any of his mercies on us – small or big.
Or are we waiting for the ...
"One way of loving Allah is connecting with People. It is always: Allah above, People below, that is Islam." (Dr. Pasha)
"What many people may not realize about Islam is that the Law of Gravity is as Islamic as Fasting and Prayers – what is called Siyaam and Salaah or Roza and Namaz. And having a safe, sturdy and secure ladder ...
"All too often, nothing stands in the way of our being able to make great things happen in the world except us.
All too often, it is our laziness, our lack of clarity and focus, our lack of understanding, our fears ...
"To love and to hate is part of human nature.
As a result, all of us love and hate something or someone. And we do that in one form or another and at one point of our life or another.
Those who ...
Your job, and or your business, is your connection, not just with yourself and your family and loved ones, but with your God. So, how can you go wrong by putting it in the first place? [...]
George Bush (Jr.), former president of the United States, once said he was the decider. Well, I have news for him.
In the real world, the world in which all decisions are made and count, the only decider is Allah – ...
People often have questions about the way God does things. Many good people do.
And it is perfectly all right for them to do so.
At least from the Islamic point of view it is.
God, in the Qur'an, not only allows humans ...
Here is a simple fact: No one does it like the Muslims.
Don't believe me? Go, check it out.
I mean making Du'a the way the Muslims do. That is, asking God for help and for what one wants and needs.
How can ...
Ever wondered who God is? Don’t. Not anymore.
Go to the source and get the answer from God himself.
Don’t ask others who God is. Not Muslims and, certainly, not Non-Muslims.
No disrespect, folks: My beloved non-Muslim friends and brothers and sisters. It ...
"Only recently someone – in fact someone I hold in great esteem as they say – talked to me about art that he called “Islamic.” I said: “Art is art and it is Islam.” He said, “Heh?” And I said, ...
AUTHORITARIAN LEADERSHIP: ZILLAY ILAAHI MODEL
“Between a mindless electorate, a mendacious political elite and a mercenary media, one wonders who is minding the store we call home, sweet home. And who is looking after the interests of the people – the American People, or just ...
What God do Muslims worship?
That was the question - asked a while ago by some people in the Western world.
The media played it up. As is the media's wont to play such things up.
And yet the question is really a ...
Do Prayers Work?
Do Medicines Work?
Prayers Work, But it Depends!
What it Takes for Prayers to Work
The Curse of Alcohol
Sincerity and Surrender
A Divine Time Scale
The One Prayer that Never Fails
To Pray also Is to Act
Right and Wrong: Halaal and Haraam
Fear and Love ...
One Nation under God: That Is Precisely What Islam Is All About. The Shame of Present Muslim Reality.
Liberty is so much a central part of the message of Islam that the American Revolutionary orator, Patrick Henry, may have taken his ...
What exactly is the issue? The teacher in England should not have her mouth and face hidden behind a veil when teaching English language to students? Is that the issue?
If it is, then to me it is a nonstarter. For, ...
A Book Called Reading
Practical “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for Attaining Peace
Peace: The Default Option
All This Not Today or Yesterday, But 1400 Years Ago
Islam, Muslims and the Qur’an
An Illiterate Man Produces a Book? How Probable Is That?
Not a Book of, for ...
“Those You Know and Those You Don’t”: What Magic Words!
Nearly One-Fourth of Humanity
Who Else Is Doing That?
Who Is Blessing Your Kids?
Who Is Counting the Spillover Salaam and the “Collateral Blessing”?
Saturation Blessing vs. Saturation Bombing
Certainly Not a Religion
Islam vs. “Religion“: Some ...
How Peaceful Is Peaceful?
Right to Self-Defense Guaranteed by Civilized World
Turning the Other Cheek
As for Aggression, It Is an Absolute No, No in Islam
What Should Muslims Say Then?
Muslims of the Qur’an: A Thinking, Reasoning, Smart Kind of People
Muslim Mission on Earth
Avoiding Excess Even in War
Proportionality Is Us
Two Miraculous Aayats in the Qur’an: Out of All the Others
Associating Islam with Extremism
A Bit of Context
Some More Context
“Love and fear of Allah must translate in service to humanity, regardless of race or religion. That is a central part of the message of Islam and of the model of the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!” (Dr. Pasha).